How to Make Chicken Cordon Bleu without an Oven

Delicious cordon bleu could be made even without an oven!

Delicious cordon bleu could be made even without an oven!

The recipe, Chicken Cordon Bleu often frightens the cook by its complicated name and look! But to be practical, this dish is as simple as any other dish that you could make at your kitchen! It is similar to that of making the chicken cutlets, except that you would roll up the chicken breasts with the filling of chicken coated with ham and cheese. Take chicken breast for preparation of this cordon bleu and it has to be skinless and boneless. Cut them lengthwise and season it with mustard and chives. Cut pieces of ham and cheese slice and place over the sliced chicken breasts. Now roll it on by tucking inside so that once rolled on, it would get the look of rolls. Now, in three other bowls, take bread crumbs in one, egg white beaten with water in second, and cereal crumbs in the third.

Dip the rolling one by one first on the cereal crumbs, then egg white and finally over the bread crumbs. Actually, after this, it is generally baked in oven at a high temperature of 375°F. But oven baking is for health conscious people, and if you want it to be really rich, you could deep fry them in oil until golden brown in a skillet and serve hot! There! Your delicious and classical chicken cordon bleu is ready to be eaten! If you use fresh bread crumbs, the recipe would be even tastier. Also, go for thick chicken breasts as it would be easy for you to cut it length-wise.

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Nutritional Tips For Traveling with a Small Child

 A light snack is the perfect solution to calm down a cranky child.

A light snack is the perfect solution to calm down a cranky child.

Travelling with small children requires some preparation in advance. If your travel involves staying away from home even for a couple of nights, you must consider your child’s meal plan. Here are a few tips to ensure that your child gets enough nutrition while on the road.

● If you are going on a short road trip, a mini cooler with some fruits, yogurt and a few cans of water can come in quite handy.

● Most hotels these days come equipped with a small fridge. When you head out, grab some fresh fruits and veggies at the local supermarket and store them in the fridge. This will save you from any late night food tantrum.

● When travelling to foreign locations, speaking to the local people is the best way to get accurate information about good food. Talk to your hotel manager or the landlady of your guest house. You might be surprised to see how helpful even the local restaurants might be when they know that there is a small child involved.

If, after going over all the steps diligently, you still find that your kid is not eating healthy, don’t panic. Getting kids to eat properly at home can be a chore sometimes and getting them to eat while travelling, even more so. In such situations, having them eat something of their choice is better than not eating anything at all. Just make sure that the food is safe to eat and the water is clean. To compensate, talk to the pediatrician before your trip and ask him to prescribe a good multivitamin and a laxative for emergencies.

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Great Cooking Solutions for Small Spaces

Make your kitchen compact!

Make your kitchen compact!

Our world is becoming too very close that there is very little space to share! Each and every person struggles to own a piece of land for his own and building a home in that small piece of land is again a mind-blowing task! Allotment of space is getting a headache for the architects nowadays, and even if perfect allotment is done, then the next issue is interior decoration. This interior decoration has to be more perfectly planned and executed for kitchen in particular, as it is a place where you would ‘work’ about often, unlike other rooms. So, out of the limited space available, effective utilization has to be made to make your morning workplace a smoother one!

Here are some great kitchen appliances that prove to be an excellent solution for your small kitchen! One such appliance is the Single Dish Drawer. These dishwasher drawers save more space and as you wash, these drawers could be used to drain and store the vessels and thus they are taken to their place compactly without being scattered all around. Yet another appliance that could save a lot of space in your kitchen is the Index Plus that serves as a holder for your cutting accessories and your cutting board. So, instead of occupying a lot of space for your cutting board and knife, this index plus helps you to handle the chopping instruments without any hassle! The Griddler, as it is termed, is a compact kitchen appliance that would find its place anywhere in your kitchen! This equipment would be a blessing for those who love to eat grilled food, but do not have enough space to mount a grill in their kitchen! Discussed above are some ideas pertaining to save some space with effective cooking accessories!

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Great Recipes that Involve Tomatoes

Tomatoes lead the road to deliciousness!

Tomatoes lead the road to deliciousness!

Corn and Tomato Sauté:

Two major agricultural products, i.e. tomatoes and corn are used to prepare this delicious eatable that has become the preferred choice of millions of people across the globe.
Contents: Diced Tomatoes – 1 pound, Diced shallots – ½ cups, Canola oil – 1 teaspoon, Salt – ¼ teaspoon, Fresh corn kennels – 1 cup, Basil or chopped fresh tarragon – 1 tablespoon.

Preparation – A medium skillet may be used for heating the oil over medium heat, followed by addition of shallots and corn. The mixture should be shirred frequently till it becomes somewhat brown. Then salt should be mixed along with basil/tarragon & tomatoes and the mixture is to be stirred frequently. You will find the tastiest stuff.

Roasted Tomato and Almond Pesto:

This famous eatable is prepared by mixing the following in an apt manner: Parmesan cheese (freshly grated) – 3/4 cup(s), Red-wine vinegar 1 tablespoon, Diced fire-roasted tomatoes, drained – 1 can(s) (28-ounce), Crushed red pepper(or to taste) – 1/4 teaspoon(s), Olive oil (extra-virgin) – 3/4 cup(s), Fire-roasted tomatoes, drained – 1 can(s) (14-ounce), Red-wine vinegar – 1 teaspoon(s), Salt – 1/2 teaspoon(s), Fresh basil leaves, lightly packed – 3/4 cup(s) and Slivered almonds or blanched sliced – 3/4 cup(s).

Preparation – A big dry skillet will suffice for toasting the almonds over medium-high heat and the mixture should be stirred in an even manner till it gets the golden color and starts spreading fragrance. The process may be continued for three to five minutes and the hot mixture is cooled down, followed by its transfer to a food processor. Crushed red pepper, vinegar, basil and tomatoes are to be mixed in it. Oil should be drizzled into the mixture when the processor is running and Parmesan & salt may be mixed by stirring it frequently.

Tomato Salsa Verde:

This famous Italian style eatable has become popular across the globe and is prepared by mixing the following ingredients: Fresh chopped basil – 2 tablespoon(s), Rinsed & chopped anchovy fillets – 3, Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley – 1/3 cup(s), Balsamic vinegar – 1 tablespoon(s), Seeded tomatoes diced – 1 cup(s), Kosher salt – 1/4 teaspoon(s), Olive oil extra-virgin – 1/4 cup(s), Chopped celery leaves – 1/4 cup(s), Freshly ground pepper/to taste – 1 clove(s) and chopped garlic.

Preparation – A food processor is required for placing basil, celery leaves, parsley, garlic and anchovies, followed by addition of vinegar, oil and pulse till it is blended. The mixture may be transferred to a bowl. Pepper, seasoned salt and tomatoes may be stirred in frequently.

Other tasty eatables like the Skillet-Seared Tomatoes with Melted Gruyère etc can also be prepared by mixing the requisite ingredients in proper proportion.

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Meals You Can Make While On the Road

 Travelling is good for you tummy too!!

Travelling is good for you tummy too!!

Tasting the local cuisine is part of the travel experience. But sometimes it might not be possible because of health issues or you may just feel home sick. When you find yourself in such a situation, the best option would be to cook yourself a good meal. Cooking while on the road is not as difficult as it sounds. Here are a few recipes you can whip up on the go to make your travel enjoyable.

Breakfast-on-wheels:
To make this simple but filling breakfast, all you need is a cup of cereal and some milk. To make it more interesting, you can add a few nuts, couple of raisins and maybe even a couple of local fruits which you can pick up en route.

Munch-while-you-move Lunch:

This amazing meal requires a loaf of bread, some cheese and a tomato. Slice the tomato and cheese as thinly as possible and arrange the slices alternately between two slices of bread. You can get creative by throwing in a couple of fresh vegetables like cucumber or lettuce along with the tomato. Season it with some salt and pepper and voila, lunch is served.

The traveler’s versatile dinner:

If you are one of those people who travel with a stove, then this recipe is your ultimate travel companion. Dissolve a few drops of honey in a mixture of vinegar and soy sauce and heat it in a saucepan. To this add a few strips of bacon/chicken/fish as per your preference and availability. Cover and cook till it is done.

If you plan on cooking during your travel, be sure to pack a few essential items like salt, sugar, pepper and a couple of sauces for flavoring, basic cutlery items and some olive oil in an airtight container.

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